Sunday 15 September 2019

How a model became an Instagram sensation by sharing 'real' posts, including a colonic

Stina Sanders/Instagram
Stina Sanders/Instagram
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It turns out, some people really are looking to Instagram for reality.

British model Stina Sanders, who lives in London, is one of the most talked about users online thanks to a series of 'real' posts she has been sharing in recent weeks.

The 24-year-old said she was inspired by Australian blogger Essena O'Neill who quit Instagram because it doesn't reflect reality, and has begun sharing snaps of her what her life is really like.

Sanders has been sharing photos of her bleaching her moustache in the shower, getting a colonic to help treat her Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms and

Oh the IBS is bad! So it's colonic irrigation time.....

A photo posted by STINA SANDERS (@stinasanders) on

Originally, she had lost 3,000 followers when she began the experiment, but now is gaining thousands every day since word got out.

Her account began with carefully curated images of exotic locations, bikibis and behind the scenes of her modelling work, but she has been largely praised for her decision to document the less than glamourour reality of day to day life.

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